Chief Operations Officer
Jill Jones serves as chief operations officer of University Advancement. Jones provides leadership to and directs the finance and administration of the ISU Foundation. She also oversees the information systems, research and donor relations, and gift and records processing functions for the Advancement operations at Illinois State University.
She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco in 1988 and her M.B.A. from Illinois State in 2005. She is a 2002 graduate of Leadership America. Jill joined Illinois State in 2001 as the director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and served in that role until her appointment in 2005 as the executive director of Donor and Information Services. She was appointed COO in July of 2012.
Prior to her employment at ISU, Jill worked for 18 years for State Farm Insurance Companies in health claims and human resources. She served as the director and assistant secretary of the Foundation Board for the State Farm Companies Foundation from 1995 until her departure in 2001.
Jill is an active member of the Bloomington-Normal community and her church. She has served on the board of directors for ABC Family Counseling Center, YWCA of McLean County, and serves on the Children’s Discovery Museum Foundation Board of Directors.